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Some On L.I. Allege Wealthy Communities Getting Priority In Sandy Cleanup

A utility line damaged by Sandy in Huntington, Long Island (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

A utility line damaged by Sandy in Huntington, Long Island (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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HUNTINGTON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) - Stacks of broken branches and chopped up trees from superstorm Sandy still await removal in a middle class Huntington, Long Island neighborhood and some now question whether wealthier communities have been given cleanup priority by the town.

WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs On The Story

“The whole area is just inundated with this stuff,” one resident said. “I don’t know where the trucks are. They’re not around here.”

That resident doesn’t want to believe wealthier communities have been given greater priority in the cleanup. Town officials say they have not.

Some homeowners say they just hope the debris gets picked up by spring.

Officials say crews are working as fast as they can and are going to the hardest-hit neighborhoods first.

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